Monday, May 25, 2015

Anderson looks to duplicate preseason success

James Anderson’s season goal is simple.

Anderson looks to duplicate preseason success

James Anderson. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)
James Anderson. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)

James Anderson’s season goal is simple.

The 76ers swingman wants to duplicate what he did during the preseason.

“To be aggressive, be consistent in what I do as far as shooting the ball,” Anderson said, “and continue to contribute on defense.”

The 24-year-old’s first opportunity to duplicate his preseason performance comes in Wednesday’s season-opener against Miami at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Anderson, who was waived by the Houston Rockets this summer,  has been a solid pickup for the Sixers.  The 6-foot-6, 206-pounder averaged 13.9 points while shooting a team-best 48.6 percent  on three-pointers in the preseason.

“I think a lot [of three-point success is] being in the right place,” Anderson said. “Evan [Turner] and [Michael Carter-Williams have a good IQ. And they look for me a lot once they drive. So I try to be in the area so they can see my face and dish the ball out.”

His preferred three-point spot to shoot from is “the break on the wing.”

“They do a good job of finding me on that spot,” Anderson said.

Follow and contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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